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3 easy solutions to prevent your teen from texting and driving

These three tech solutions will help make sure your teen doesn't become a distracted driver.
/ Source: TODAY

Texting and driving are two words that aren't supposed to appear in the same sentence, unless that sentence is: "Don't text and drive!"

But for worried parents, there are alternatives to wasted breath.

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As more teens hit the road each year and technology continues to advance, parents must be aware of the many distractions facing their kids as they step foot into a car. In 2013 alone, 3,154 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers.

While distracted drivers pose a real threat, parents certainly can't stop their kids from hitting the road or getting in the car with other teens. However, what they can do is limit the chance that their kid will text and drive with the help of apps like TXT Shield and SafeTexting R and even efforts by auto industry companies such as Geico and GM.